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From the July 24th edition of the Manhattan Mercury:

To The Editor,     

     Thank you to all the supporters of the 95th version of the  “100 member” Manhattan Municipal Band!   Your attendance at our concerts was incredible and your response was truly appreciated.  Thank you for a great summer of band music and we hope to see you all next year.     

     I’d also like to invite you to keep an eye out for the Manhattan schools Band concerts as well as the K-State Band concerts - some great music performed by outstanding students who will be the future of not only the Manhattan Municipal Band but also great supporters of the band world.  We’d love to see you again at more great concerts. Thank you, Go Cats, Go Band!!!

Frank Tracz

Manhattan Municipal Band

Manhattan, Kansas has had a tax-supported Municipal Band since 1920 when the city adopted a tax levy for that purpose. The band played its first concert on the lawn of the Riley County Courthouse. Over the years the band's membership has come from all conceivable walks of life, including students, staff, and faculty from Kansas State University, Manhattan Christian College and surrounding public schools, as well as military and civilian personnel from nearby Fort Riley, representatives of the community's diverse private sector, clergy, and retirees. Read more 


The Manhattan Municipal Band is very proud of its history and its place as a central part of life in Manhattan, Kansas. Nearly every resident of this town has somehow been touched by the municipal band, whether as a performing member or as part of our audience. As we close in on a century of service to central Kansas we look forward to continued growth and excellence. If you are, or have ever been a member of the Manhattan Municipal Band, we hope that you will always take pride in that affiliation. If you have ever been a member of our audience we thank you for your support and hope for your many returns. If you have never attended one of our performances we hope that you will take advantage of that opportunity very soon so that you can experience this wonderful community we call home.